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24 February 2010 02:38 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Amadoru Amarageeva

A young monk died and another is in a serious condition after they were washed away by strong currents while bathing with at least 30 other junior monks at sea in Trincomalee this evening.

According to the police the junior monks from the Natandiya Pirivena were visiting a Temple at Seruwila and had gone for a sea bath when the mishap took place.

Navy divers who were called in to rescue the two monks who were washed away by the strong currents recovered one body and rescued another monk. He was transferred to the Dambulla hospital from the Serunuwara hospital in a serious condition.  The Seruwila police are investigating the incident.  (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 10

  • Thursday, 25 February 2010 12:36 AM

    how come only the buddhist monks go to the sea when there are lot of restictions imposed for the people of the east to go to the sea.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 12:38 AM

    result of stepping into unfamilier places.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 01:50 AM

    It's very unfortunate most of the people can't swim who are living in an Island with lots of revers reservoirs! .

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 03:45 AM

    It's a reminder that Lord Buddha is no supporter of tamashas by monks!!!

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 05:00 AM

    Mr. Tom Tom this is not a Tamasha remember. An innocent way of fun for poor young monks done in a decent way. So, apologize for your nasty remark. There is nothing in the religion to prohibit the monks from having little fun in a decent and acceptable way.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 05:38 AM

    These youngsters apparently have not been indoctrinated by their superiors that sea bathing and frolicking is not part of a monks life.

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 06:48 AM

    So sad.....May God Bless his departed soul...!!!

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 09:13 AM

    Monks should not resort to these kind of things including politics, which was not taught by Lord Buddha

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 10:05 AM

    TomSam"s reply is GREAT

    Thursday, 25 February 2010 08:15 PM

    This could happen to anyone. There must be signs, to warn swimmers, to avoid future sad events like this.

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